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Auction 150, Lot 182

"Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreises…

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 6 inches
11.7 x 15.2 cm
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Based largely on the earlier maps of Sanson and Duval, this map of the southern United States provides minimal detail from the Mississippi Valley to Florida. It retains the spurious May Lake and an incorrect location and course of the Mississippi River. Florida is Tegesta. St. Augustine and St. Mathieu are named along the eastern coast of Florida. A drape style title cartouche adorns the map. This is the second state with German text above the neatline.

References: Burden #568; Cumming (SE) #106; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light printer's ink residue, a few faint spots of foxing, and a narrow but adequate left margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 9/17/2014